Thai regulator extends deadline on 1.8GHz cut-off

Thailand’s telecoms regulator has given True and AIS an additional six months to move all customers on their 1.8GHz networks, which are concessions from state-owned CAT Telecom, to other spectrum bands. The 2G concessions with True Mobile and AIS’ subsidiary …

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Thai regulator to propose 60MHz spectrum cap

The Thai telecoms regulator will meet on Wednesday to consider introducing a 60MHz spectrum limit on the amount of spectrum an operator can hold to encourage newcomers to enter the market. As part of its wider auction plan, the National …

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Thailand’s TAC aims to strike CAT deal in Q2

Network-sharing talks between state-run CAT Telecom and Telenor subsidiary Total Access Communication (TAC) – which, using the dtac brand, is Thailand’s second-largest mobile operator – will not be concluded until at least Q2, according to Reuters. Discussions are also believed …

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Asia Briefs: Globe sees profit in carrier billing; True & China Mobile launch low-cost roaming & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Globe sees profit in carrier billing Globe Telecom said its direct carrier billing service for apps has become a major driver in …

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True prepares to unload infrastructure assets

Thailand’s True is preparing to sell off its telecoms towers and fibre assets to reduce debt and fund 4G expansion. The infrastructure sale, which will be its second, to True Telecoms Growth Infrastructure Fund (TRUEGIF) will comprise 350 towers and …

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CAT, True plan network sharing deal by March

Thailand’s state-owned CAT Telecom plans to finalise a network sharing deal with True Move by March, after reaching a similar deal with dtac last month. CAT acting president Sanpachai Huvanandan said new agreements with its two concessionaires, which would again …

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Thai operators push for early 4G auction

Thailand’s three leading mobile operators have planned a press conference  to put pressure on the military government to move ahead with the country’s delayed 4G auction next year. AIS, Dtac and True Move are organising the press event entitled “Moving …

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Thailand’s CAT looks to end network ownership disputes

Thailand’s CAT Telecom is looking at ending its long-running disputes over network ownership with dtac and True Move next year – both of which operate 2G networks under concessions from CAT. In a sign that the state-owned enterprise is ready …

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